Search Results: "Melanie Rawn"


BOOK REVIEW

MELANIE by Carol Carrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1996

"Everything from the knobs on Melanie's spinning wheel to the troll's red shoelaces house is in sharp, bright focus—everything, that is, but the story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Melanie is blind. Read full book review >

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SKYBOWL by Melanie Rawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

"Dedicated fans only."
Wrapping up the Dragon Star trilogy (Stronghold, 1990; The Dragon Token, p 24). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOUCHSTONE by Melanie Rawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Youthful melodrama without catharsis."
The play's the thing: new fantasy series about a magical theater company, from the author of The Golden Key (1996, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXILES by Melanie Rawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A story packed with Mages and devoid of magic."
Rawn (Skybowl, 1993, etc.) makes a strong bid to establish herself as the Rube Goldberg of fantasy as she embellishes her account of revolution on the planet Lenfell with an excess of explication, minor characters, and details (some explored in an ``index'' too spotty to be useful) that ensure the plot mechanism never gets out of first gear. Read full book review >

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THORNLOST by Melanie Rawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 29, 2014

"Series fans will, presumably, wriggle in and keep reading, though few others will bother."
Third in the fantasy series (Elsewhens, 2013, etc.) about a magical theater company in a sort-of Elizabethan setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPELLBINDER by Melanie Rawn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"Less than spellbinding."
Literary witch finds true love while foiling Satan-worshipping wannabes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINDOW WALL by Melanie Rawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 14, 2015

"A decidedly improved outing, much more inventive and involving than the previous."
Another entry in Rawn's fantasy series (Thornlost, 2014, etc.) about a magical theater company in a sort-of Elizabethan, multispecies setting.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON TOKEN by Melanie Rawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Leave this one to find its natural audience."
Second of Rawn's Dragon Star trilogy, which itself is a sequel to her paperback saga of the Dragon Prince. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEETING MELANIE by Nancy Garden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2002

"Questions of out-of-wedlock pregnancy, class distinctions, wealth, and poverty are touched upon, if not wrestled with, and there's just enough food for thought to keep things interesting. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Allie, almost 12, loves her life on Seal Head Island off the coast of Maine, but it promises to be a hard summer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MELANIE JANE by Susan Arkin Couture
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1996

"For actual silliness and less moralistic fervor, stick with Stieg's Spinky Sulks (1988). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bright colors and winsome illustrations cannot sweeten this didactic rhyming tale from two picture-book newcomers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MELANIE KLEIN by Julia Kristeva
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Of much substance, though of interest to a very small readership."
The second installment, of more narrow interest than her Hannah Arendt (p. 787), in postmodern pioneer Kristeva's planned three-volume triptych on female geniuses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MELANIE IN MANHATTAN by Carol Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"Fun, fun, fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Home—for a travel adventure? Read full book review >